FORT LAUDERDALE — After serving as interim president since 2013, Dr. Avis Proctor is now officially president of Broward College’s North Campus, located in Coconut Creek.
As the campus’ chief executive officer, Proctor is primarily responsible for campus operations, including academics, student and business affairs, health sciences, learning resources, information technology and facilities.
Proctor has more than 20 years of experience as an educator and academic administrator.
“It is an honor to serve North Campus, and I am eager to continue my work with students, faculty, staff and the community to meet local needs, and contribute to the national discourse on student success at a community college,” said Proctor. “Broward College is strategically moving forward with many successful initiatives, and it is an exciting time to serve in this capacity.”
Proctor joined Broward College in 2000 as a mathematics faculty member and subsequently served as associate dean of the North Campus mathematics department.
There, she provided leadership for faculty to redesign curricula and develop a scalable mathematics success model. Proctor was then named associate vice president for academic affairs, where she was responsible for accelerated learning programs, K-20 articulation, curriculum services, academic policy and baccalaureate program development.
Proctor strengthened the curriculum development process, and strategically partnered with academic and student affairs colleagues to expand articulation and internship opportunities, according to a statement from the college.
She received her doctoral degree in higher education from Florida International University, her master’s degree in teaching mathematics from Florida Atlantic University and her bachelor’s degree in mathematics education from Florida A&M University.
Born in St. Croix, U.S.V.I., she and her husband have a son, Cosey Proctor III.